B.C. mother seeks help in anorexia battle

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      A B.C. mother is pleading online for help with her daily battle against anorexia.

      Jennifer Doucette, 21, has been seeking help since March and has only just found a private facility that will take her immediately—only it's located in Manitoba.

      She posted a video onto YouTube pleading for financial help, saying the clinic costs $2,200 dollars a week.

      "Last year, I was told I've lost most fluid between my bones, which caused tremendous amounts of pain," she said in the video. "As well, I'm also at risk for a heart attack and organ failure. I've lost control of my body, my hips and legs give out randomly, my face hurts every single day."

      Doucette weighs around 88 pounds (40 kilograms) and is afraid she will die if she doesn't get help soon.

      "Reaching out for help has been one of the hardest, most embarrassing things I've ever done," Doucette said. "It's emotional and anxiety-ridden. Just straight-up scary. I've spent months trying to recover on my own."

      Doucette ends the video with anger that anorexia has affected her mental and physical health, while also affecting the lives of her children.

      Read more about Doucette's experience on her blog. Donations can be sent through Doucette's fundraising page.